West Ham charged by FA for pitch invasion against Burnley in March

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West Ham: How pitch invasions unfolded

West Ham have been charged by the Football Association after supporters invaded the pitch at London Stadium during the Premier League defeat by Burnley in March.

Fans repeatedly went on to the pitch during the game, with one approaching Hammers captain Mark Noble and another running on with a corner flag.

Supporters also threw coins and objects as they protested in front of the directors' box.

West Ham intend to contest the charge.

"West Ham has been charged for failing to ensure its spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and that no spectators or unauthorised persons encroached on to the pitch," the FA said in a statement.

The east London club must respond to the charge by 5 July.

Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady called it "one of the most painful days" in the club's history.

West Ham gave several fans lifetime bans following the trouble.

They have not ruled out attempting to reclaim any losses from the stadium operators - LS185 - in the event of a financial penalty.

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